Friday, October 5, 2012

2012 US Open - LPRT Quarter finals: Longoria, Rajsich, Salas Solis & Sotomayor win

Unseeded Veronica Sotomayor has reached the semi-finals in the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) division at the 2012 United Healthcare US Open in Minneapolis after defeating 4th seed Krystal Csuk, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7, in Friday's quarter finals. It's the first time an unseeded player has reached the women's pro semi-finals at the US Open since Christie Huczek (neé Van Hees) did it in 2003.

The road only gets tougher for Sotomayor though, as she'll face LPRT #1 Paola Longoria in the semis, as Longoria beat Maria Paz Muñoz, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5, in the quarters. Longoria hasn't lost a competitive match in over a year, and is the defending US Open Champion.

On the other side of the draw it will be #2 Rhonda Rajsich versus Samantha Salas Solis in the semis after Rajsich beat Susana Acosta, 11-7, 11-5, 11-3, and Salas Solis defeated Jacqueline Paraiso, 8-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-0, in the other quarter final matches.

The IRT Network is streaming the US Open live and some of the matches will be viewable for free all tournament.

2012 United Healthcare US Open
Minneapolis, Minnesota

(note: numbers indicate current LPRT rank; no number means the player is unranked)

LPRT Quarter finals

1 Paola Longoria d. 46 Maria Paz Munoz, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5
Veronica Sotomayor d. 4 Krystal Csuk, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7

14 Samantha Salas Solis d. 57 Jacqueline Paraiso, 8-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-0
2 Rhonda Rajsich d. 7 Susana Acosta, 11-7, 11-5, 11-3

LPRT Semi-finals

1 Paola Longoria v. Veronica Sotomayor
2 Rhonda Rajsich v. 14 Samantha Salas Solis

Follow the bouncing ball….

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